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HEALTH CARE REFORM 2009 Craig Stern, RPh, PharmD, MBA AMCP, Student Forum June 20, 2009.

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1 HEALTH CARE REFORM 2009 Craig Stern, RPh, PharmD, MBA AMCP, Student Forum June 20, 2009

2 DRIVERS  “Isms” –Globalism –Information-ism –Consumerism  Public vs. Private Health Care  The Economy –GDP: 5% to 20% by 2050 –Healthcare swamps all other agendas, e.g. education, state budgets, household budgets

3 BUT EPIDEMICS TRUMP ECONOMICS

4 REALITY  “How can it be that the best health care in the world costs twice as much as the best medical care in the world?” Uwe Reinhardt  Geographic variation  Variation in volume and intensity of services, but no better outcomes

5 PRESIDENT’S PLAN  Goal: Overhaul Health Care  Fund: Savings From Provider Services  Argument: Fixing Health Care System Leads To: oIncrease GNP oLower unemployment oSave families $2600 by 2020  Plan oIT: You can’t improve what you don’t measure oResearch into what works oPrevention and wellness oChanges in financial incentives to providers

6 PROVIDER PLANS  Who: Hospitals, MDs, PhRMA, Insurers, Device Makers, Labor  Goal: Reduce Costs! Save $1.7T  Plan:  Improving care for chronic diseases  Streamline administrative tasks  Reduce unnecessary care

7 PROVIDER PLANS – SPECIFICS  Proposals  Reduce medical errors  Switch to common insurance forms  Improve measures of MD performance  Reduce # of patients readmitted to hospitals  Improve efficiency of drug development  Expand in-home care for patients w/ long-term illness  Curb Overuse – MDs  Caesarean sections  Back-pain management  Antibiotics for sinusitis  Diagnostic imaging

8 WHAT HAPPENS TO PHARMACY?  More people insured  More care, especially ambulatory care  More prevention, wellness  More drugs!  Warning – Pay attention to the patient and the purchaser. They have the need, and they pay the bills.

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